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ERIC Number: ED160194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Needs of Families with Young Children.
Roberts, Gail C.
This paper discusses the rationale for needs assessments, briefly describes different types of needs assessments, and outlines basic procedures which can be used in planning and implementing a community needs survey for services for young children and their families. The demographic and statistical approach to needs assessment is briefly contrasted with a program participation, or consumer, model (in which reactions of users and potential users of the service are sought). Six pre-survey, 4 interviewing, and 7 post-survey assessment tasks are identified and discussed briefly. Results of three 1974 and 1975 Minnesota community child development needs assessments are used to illustrate typical dimensions of findings of a comprehensive local needs survey. In principle, the identification of needs should lead to the development of the needed services. A short reference list on child development needs assessment for local communities is provided. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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